Barcelona, Spain

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Facts About Barcelona, Spain

Regional Population: 1,581,595

Elevation: 15 meters

Time Zone: Europe/Madrid

Local Currency: EUR

Latitude: 41.3887868890716

Longitude: 2.15898513793945

Nearby Airports: BCN

Top Trips: road trips to Barcelona

How Far Is It: distance to Barcelona


Articles About Barcelona, Spain

Rambling Along La Rambla

Our local expert in Barcelona shares her favorites for Gaudí architecture, Catalan cuisine, chic fashion, hot hotels and cool modern art.

3 Days of Family Fun in Barcelona

Read how one family turned a stopover prior to a Mediterranean cruise into an adventure that featured a mime and a reluctant 6-year-old Charlie Chaplin.

A Shopper’s Delight in Barcelona

Barcelona beckons fashionistas and shopping connoisseurs to its upscale boutiques, chic shoe shops and designer stationers.

Teen Travel Treats in Barcelona

Tempt your travel-wary teen with Barcelona’s youthful vibe and culture, funky architecture, vegetarian restaurants and sailing tours.

A Catalan Craving: Barcelona’s Fresh Flavors

From tasty tapas to staples like pan con tomate and bacalao, Barcelona offers distinct, modern Mediterranean cuisine.

Savvy Barcelona Guides for Hip Travelers

Two Barcelona guidebooks as chic as the city itself. Learn about Catalan cuisine, history, art and architecture for your Barcelona travels.

Barcelona Memories

The editor of TravelMuse shares her favorite sites and experiences of Spain’s gem on the Mediterranean.

Euro Soccer Tour: Get Your Kick On

See the best of European football without having to wait for the next World Cup.


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